Published: 08 May 2020 08 May 2020
Shell Nederland is working together with partners to create a green hydrogen hub in the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Shell aims to produce green hydrogen on the Tweede Maasvlakte using green electricity from wind power. This wind power will preferably come from the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm.
Through their joint venture CrossWind, Shell and Eneco are participating in the tender for this wind farm. Both companies have issued guarantees to CrossWind for investments in the construction and operation of Hollandse Kust (noord). Together with the CrossWind consortium, they plan to have Hollandse Kust (noord) operational in 2023 with an estimated installed capacity of 759 MW. The wind farm will be located approximately 18.5 kilometres off the Dutch coast near the town of Egmond aan Zee.
If the current plan will materialise, the hydrogen plant on the Tweede Maasvlakte will be built on a site especially designated by the Port of Rotterdam (2 GW conversion park) with Shell as the launching customer. The hydrogen plant will have a capacity of around 200 MW. The final investment decision for the hydrogen plant has not been taken yet.